Of all the games I’ve ever imagined… well, this isn’t one of them. But I find myself strangely delighted that it exists.
Released this month exclusively for Android devices comes Wrath of Obama: The Dark Truth. Made by Ankaar Productions, the creators of Fuhrer in L.A., their latest dark comedy game offers strategic combat and narrative-driven gameplay. The hero of the game, as the title implies, is President Barack Obama of the United States. Obama has grown weary of the antics of Vladimir Putin, leader of Russia, and so has absconded from the White House to fly overseas and “deal with Putin personally.”
Putin, as the game explains, has been cleverly sending his armed forces into target countries on “vacation,” then conquering them from within. Obama retaliates by flying to the Ukraine, where he mounts his warhorse and wields heavy artillery against Putin’s forces to drive them back. Putin then ups the ante by invading New York, “using an army dressed as vacationers to avoid international outrage.”
But that’s only half the story. While in the process of dealing with the invasion of New York, Obama manages to break his enemy free of the mind control under which he has been trapped. Putin, as it turns out, is merely a puppet, one who has been enslaved to the will of none other than the long-dead Vladimir Lenin. Angered at the loss of his modern marionette, Lenin rises from the grave and unleashes a hellish army of undead Soviet soldiers to take over Russia.
Featuring colorful graphics and “authentic” Obama and Putin impersonations, Wrath of Obama is available for Android phones and tablets for just $0.99 USD. It can be purchased from either the Google Play Store or the Ankaar Productions store. The developers are in talks with Apple to try to get the game released for iOS devices as well, so to keep tabs on their progress with that and other ventures, be sure to follow them on Facebook.